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WHEN: 7 p.m. Thursday.

WHERE: Moyse Field (Glendale High).

RECORDS: The Indians are 3-3, 2-0 in the Pacific League; the Falcons are 4-2, 2-1.


LAST WEEK: Burroughs defeated Glendale, 70-34; Crescenta Valley lost to Pasadena, 53-42.

OUTLOOK: Any team that takes on Burroughs is going to have to deal with Zander Anding. Anding, a senior running back, is putting together a record-breaking season. Last week, he gained 393 yards to break the school record for the third time. He also scored six touchdowns. On the year, Anding has gained 1,515 yards and tallied 16 touchdowns. The Burroughs season rushing record is 2,001 yards set in 2008 by Dominique Barnes. Crescenta Valley has been led by quarterback Zac Wilkerson, running back Marro Lee and tight end Nick Ruiz

SOMETHING INTERESTING: Just six games into the season, Anding is already No. 5 on the Indians’ all-time season rushing list: Barnes, Joe Wiggan (1,933; 2006), Bret Mersola (1,739; 1983), Dalton Williams (1,529; 2009).



WHEN: 7 p.m. Friday.

WHERE: Pasadena High.

RECORDS: Burbank and Pasadena are both 3-3, 2-1 in the Pacific League.

LAST WEEK: Burbank lost to Arcadia, 38-7; Pasadena defeated Crescenta Valley, 53-42.

OUTLOOK: Burbank is hoping to bounce back after suffering an ugly loss a week ago. The locals couldn’t get much out of their offense in the first half against Arcadia, falling behind, 32-0, at halftime. The defense is likely going to be tested against Pasadena, which staged a torrid comeback last week to get past the Falcons, scoring 33 unanswered points. Pasadena has a dangerous player in quarterback Brandon Cox. Cox can run and pass the ball with equal efficiently, proving that last week by completing 15 of 24 passes for 298 yards and four touchdowns and carrying the ball 10 times for 52 yards and a pair of touchdowns.

SOMETHING INTERESTING: The Burbank offense averages 24.8 points a game and the Pasadena defense surrenders 37.7 points a contest.


WHEN: 7 p.m. Friday.


WHERE: Clark Field (Long Beach).

RECORDS: The Guards are 3-4, 0-1 in the Santa Cruz League; the Saints are 2-4, 0-1.

LAST WEEK: Bell-Jeff lost to Salesian, 53-6; St. Anthony lost to St. Monica, 47-12.

OUTLOOK: It was not a good league opener last week for Bell-Jeff. In the loss, the Guards had several players go down with injuries. After finishing last in league last season, Bell-Jeff will not likely be able to absorb many more losses if it hopes to make it to the postseason. The Guards have the least successful defense in the league, allowing 30.7 points a game. St. Anthony hasn’t been much better, giving up 26.1 points a game. The Saints have a talented running back in Javen Lopez.

SOMETHING INTERESTING: The Guards are trying to make the playoffs after not qualifying for the postseason last season.

Jeff Tully